Biography

Born 1975, Stamford, CT
Lives and works in New York City


Education

2002 MFA Painting, Yale University, New Haven, CT

1998 BFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University, Boston, MA


Solo Exhibitions

2013 Parsifal, The Metropolitan Opera, New York, NY

2012 ILLUME-MINE, The Suzanne Geiss Company, New York, NY

2011 The Artist File, National Art Center of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

2010 New Paintings, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2009 Splitting Twilight, Deitch Projects, New York, NY

2007 Surge and Shadow, Deitch Projects, New York, NY

2005 Fall Out, Acme, Los Angeles, CA

2004 Espace 315, Musee National D’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

2003 Flat Out, Deitch Projects, New York, NY


Group Exhibitions

2017
(Forthcoming) Expanding Abstraction: New England Women Painters, 1950 to Now, DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA
Go Figure, Van Doren Waxter, New York, NY
Group Exhibition, James Fuentes, New York, NY

2016
PaintersNYC, El Museo de los Pintores Oaxaquenos, Oaxaca, Mexico
Aftermodernism, Nicole Ripka Gallery, Watermill, NY

2015
PaintersNYC, Paramo, Guadalajara, Mexico

2014
Imaginary Portraits: Prince Igor. The Arnold and Marie Schwartz Gallery Met, The Metropolitan Opera House, New York, NY
Speaking Through Paint: Hans Hofmann's Legacy Today, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, NY

2013
Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France
The Gesture and The Sign, White Cube, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2012
In Living Color, The FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY
Monica De Cardenas Gallery, Milano, Italy

2011
A Painting Show, Harris Lieberman, New York, NY

2009
15 Year Gallery Artist Group Exhibition, Acme, Los Angeles, CA
Abstract America, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Elles, Musee National D’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Embrace, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Group Show, New Galerie De France, Paris France

2008
Substraction, Deitch Projects, New York, NY
Pretty Ugly, Maccarone Gallery, New York, NY
Admirer, 31 Grand, New York, NY

2007
Art in America Now, MOCA, Shanghai, China
Sequence One, Francois Pinault Collection, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy
USA Today, The Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Permanent Collection Installation, Whitney Museum (lower level gallery), New York, NY
The Incomplete, The Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY

2006
USA Today, The Royal Academy of Arts London, UK

2005
Neocon, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise at Passerby, New York, NY
Greater New York, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY

2004
Fight or Flight, Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, NY
Open House: Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY

2003
The Burnt Orange Heresy, Space 101, Brooklyn, NY
Beside, ACME, Los Angeles

2002
Painting Report, PS1 Contemporary Art Center, New York, NY
Champion, Zinc Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
Loaded, Midway Contemporary Fine Art, Minneapolis, MN
10 Seconds to Love, Muller Dechiara, Berlin, Germany


Public Collections

Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut

Musee National D’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts

Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts



Selected Bibliography

Kristin Baker:Illume-Mine, The Suzanne Geiss Company, New York, 2013
HUDSON, Suzanne. “Kristin Baker: Flatten Surf Sink Float”, pp. 3–6

Painting Abstraction: New Elements in Abstract Painting, Phaidon Press Limited, London, 2009
NICKAS, Bob, “Kristin Baker”, p.14; [illus.] pp.15–17; “Artists’ biographies”, p.344

Kristin Baker, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2004
GINGERAS, Alison M. and Kristin Baker, “AMG/KB” trans. Calorine Jouve, pp.4–16 [interview]; [illus.] pp. 24–29, 36–45, 54–65; “légends des œuvres/images captions”, p.68; DAILEY, Meghan, “conduite/driven” trans. Caroline Jouve, pp.70–75; “biographie/biography”, p.77

Kristin Baker: Surge and Shadow, Deitch Projects, New York, 2007
GROSS, Jennifer R. “Kristin Baker: Ready Made Romantic”, pp.3–13; “Selected Works”, pp.16–27, 30–47, 50–61, 78–79 “Installation View”, p.29, 48–49, 62–66; “Artist Biography”, p.81; “List of Works”, pp.82–83


Group Exhibition Catalogues

Prince Igor: Imaginary Portraits. The Arnold and Marie Schwartz Gallery Met, The Metropolitan Opera House. Karma, New York 2014

Greater New York 2005, New York, NY: PS1 Contemporary Art Center. 2005: pp. 62–63

USA Today: New American Art from the Saatchi Gallery, Thames & Hudson Ltd, London, 2006
[note on artist] p.23; [illus.] pp.24–33

Art in America Now, Museum of Contemporary Art: Shanghai, China. 2007: pp. 74–75.

Sequence 1: Painting and Sculpture in the François Pinault Collection, Skira, Geneve, 2007
GINGERS, Alison, “Kristin Baker”, pp.18–19 [text in Italian]; “Kristin Baker”, pp. 88–89 [text in English]; “Kristin Baker”, pp. 212–213 [text in French]; [illus.] pp.95; [list of works] p.318, 321, 324

THE INCOMPLETE, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, 2007
[Illus.]pp.110–111

Abstract America, Jonathan Cape, London, 2008
[cover]; [caption] p.212;[illus.]pp.213–225; “The Artists”, p.395

V1: embrace!, Denver Art Museum, Denver, 2009
HEINRICH, Christoph, “From White Cube to White Crystal”, trans. Helge Dascher, pp.16–27; “Kristin Baker”, p. 55, 59; [illus.] p.54, pp.56–58; “Artist Biographies”, p.150

V2: embrace!, Denver Art Museum, Denver, 2009
[floor plan] n.p.; “Kristin Baker”, pp.184–191 [installation view]; HEINRICH, Christoph, “Artists Take Over”, pp.193–196, 197–199, 202–203; “Cast & Crew”, p.204


Selected Press

ELEELY, Peter, “Painting Report,” Frieze, Nov/Dec 2002, p.105*

GLADMAN, Randy. “In the moment with Kristin Baker,” NY ARTS, Jan/Feb 2003

KEDDIE, Victoria, “Kristin Baker: Flat Out,” Brooklyn Rail, October 2003

FRANCK, Elisabeth, “To the races,” Vogue, May 2004, p. 185*

JOHNSON, Ken, “Fight or Flight,” The New York Times, 10 December 2004

“Moment of Impact,” V Magazine, 34 Spring 2005

OLLMAN, Leah, “The beauty of auto racing,” Los Angeles Times, 1 April 2005, p. E22

SPENCE, Rebecca, “Boundary Issues,” Art News, April 2006, p.124–125

JANUSZCZAK, Waldemar, “Don’t want to be an American Idiot,” The Sunday Times, 8 October 2006

HONG, Catherine, “The Talent Show,” W Magazine, November 2006, p. 202

SISCHY, Ingrid, “The New New York School,” Vanity Fair, December 2006, p. 346–347

SMITH, Roberta, “Art in Review; Kristin Baker,” The New York Times, 30 March 2007

KAZANJIAN, Dodie, “Color Surge,” Vogue, March 2008, p. 582–587, 652–654

“Portfolio: Artist on Speed,” Modern Painters, February 2009, p. 52

KAZANJIAN, Dodie, “Dreaming the Landscape,” Vogue, November 2009, p. 216–223

“Yes, Amid the Boutiques, SoHo Is Still Avant-Garde,” The New York Times, 4 December 2009, pp. 37–40

SEE, Sebastian and Globe Staff, “MFA shows its school spirit: Kristin Baker exhibit puts spotlight on SMFA grads”, The Boston Globe, 8 October 2010

“First Kristin Baker Exhibition in an American Museum Opens at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,” artdaily.org, 5 November 2010

KAZANJIAN, Dodie, “A Winter’s Tale,” Vogue, December 2010, pp 280–285

DONOGHUE, Katy, “Kristin Baker: The Painter,” Whitewall, Spring 2011, pp. 64–67

SPEARS, Dorothy, “Full Spectrum,” Architectural Digest, April 2012. p. 62

GREGSTON, Brent, "The Light Fantastic," Aishti, June 2012, p. 228A